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D16y7???

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by racerroy, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. racerroy

    racerroy New Member

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    Hi new to Honda power, bought my son a 97 civic to race at the local circle track, it has a D16Y7 engine which runs good but is lacking top end power,I have access to a D17A1 head and was wondering if this is a good swap or what would be a good next step? thanks in advance Roy
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    nah i wouldnt put that head on not only bc its not that easy but just not worth it, if it was me id just keep what you have and put a ex intake manifold on there or the ex head at most.
     
  3. BrutalB83

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    I'd look for a D16Y8 or D16Z6 head instead. The D17 isn't an awful motor, but it's worthless in terms of performance. They have a plastic intake manifold and just aren't very tuneable...
     
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    thanks Im goin to work with the 16Y7 head for now
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    I could recomend the normal. Intake, Exhaust, headers, a cam gear... Maybe a piggy back ECU or a tune to your current one
     
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    Hi I just just picked up a d16y7 started to strip it down and noticed a couple things that I didn't think we're normal with the valves and pistons. A couple valve are pushed out. And the pistons are black and look somewhat burnt., what would cause this?
     
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    your wasting your time for little too no power gain, pull the d-series out, go b-series, its stupid easy, and best bang for buck power swap
     
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    I want to get a h22 but for now I got the engine for a trade..the civic I have has no engine.. I'm just trying to get the car going before doing any swap
     
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    d17=poop and different electronics, throw a obd1 ls b18 in it, spend under 700 on a complete swap, go from there
     
  10. MrAlaska

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    I can't find any around here
     
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    dilbeckskate infamous

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    then your not knowing where too look, have any pull-a-parts ? u-pull-its ? anything like that ? find a wrecked ass teggy, somthin
     
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    Nope we don't, I'm in Kodiak Alaska
     
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    dilbeckskate infamous

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    then your shit out of luck bub haha hows the rust out there, im pretty positive d17 uses different mounts , and positive different electronics
     
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    The pistons sound pretty normal to be honest, as for the valves can you describe in greater detail what you see?

    Also, are there any machine shops in the area?
     
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    Well the valves are ok not bent . I took the cam and they all went back in .. I'm going to get the head cleaned and put everything back together. I need to get a radiator . What's a ecu I can use cause the body didn't come with it
     
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    The stock ECU for that engine is a P2E which is OBD2. If the car is OBD1, that will make this swap slightly more tricky.

    If the car is OBD1, I'd just get an OBD1 harness out of a Civic and run a chipped ECU with a stock d16y7 map on it.
     
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